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car cover recommendations

Discussion in 'Camping & Outdoor Gear' started by drenwick, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. drenwick

    drenwick

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    Anyone have recommendation on a particular brand of car cover? Any experience with this place?
    http://www.bigskycarcover.com/
     
  2. FJ809496TLC

    FJ809496TLC 80 series addict GOLD Star

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    I bought a Coverking brand car cover. It is a 3 layer cover and works great but expensive. :)
     
  3. DanKunz

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    Just coat it in Mud....works for Hippos to block UV...why not 80s?
     
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    here's mine -- love it -- make sure to get the ear-flaps for the mirrors --

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  5. Asiarider

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    Hey Eric,

    why should you get the ear-flaps. After parking you just press the small button next to the mirror buttons and the mirrors fold automatically close to the car. No need for ear-flaps. :cheers:

    Mike
     
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    [quote author=Asiarider link=board=2;threadid=6202;start=msg66088#msg66088 date=1069422056]
    Hey Eric,

    why should you get the ear-flaps. After parking you just press the small button next to the mirror buttons and the mirrors fold automatically close to the car. No need for ear-flaps. :cheers:

    Mike
    [/quote]

    I think you're referring to your RAV-4, Mike -- we didn't get 80s like that over here -- :slap:

    :D
     
  7. Asiarider

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    Eric,

    now I know why the Landcruisers are so cheap in the US. Because you have nothing inside. This button is here a absolut must when you want to pass other cars in narrow streets. I just press the button the mirrors fold and I can pass in mm the other car or wall. After passing I press again and the mirrors go back in the old position. :cheers:

    Mike
     
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    We didn't get nerf-padded bull-bars either... :(
     
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    funny thing.. my Isuzu Bighorn (Trooper) has the padded bull-bar and retractable mirrors...
     
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    Car Cover? WTF, its a truck, :flipoff2: if you are concerned with the sun, tint and get a dash pad. Unless the thing is going to sit for extended periods or you have nasty crap falling on it (park elsewhere) I would think its going to be a bigger target in the mall parking lot.
     
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    At first, I read this thread and saw AsiaRider's post. Then I realized it this was from 2003. Anybody ever hear from that Mike? He seems to have disappeared after the Tsunami disaster last year. :frown:

    As for car covers, www.calcarcover.com makes custom car covers for people with bull bars, top mounted lighting, rear spare tire carriers, spoilers or what have you.
     
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    I had no problems when I was in Seattle keeping a vehicle outside without a cover. But in SoCal it seems like my car will melt without one... Seriously though, those UV rays like to eat a car's finish and interior it seems.. I've seen many a vehicle with sun damage and fading... Something I don't want for my FZJ80.. What can I say.. it' the Pink Panties...

     
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    Hey why not cover your Cruiser? I just bought one last night and plan on keeping it at least 10 years maybe more. Why not protect the truck's finish? It only makes sense.

    SS